A man was arrested for swindling nearly eight lakh rupees from a young man by promising him a job in the army

Vaikom: A man has been arrested in a case of extorting around eight lakh rupees from a young man by promising him a job in the army. Santosh Kumar, a resident of a flat in Ernakulam AIIMS Perumanathazham area. S(49) was arrested by Vaikom police.

He had cheated a young man from Thalayazham of Rs. After not getting a job and not returning the money, the young man lodged a complaint with the police.

He was arrested from Bengaluru during the search conducted by the investigation team led by District Police Chief K Karthik. Vaikom Police Station SI. George K. Mathew, CPOs Ajeesh, Praveeno and Liju Thomas were also part of the investigation team. He has similar cases pending at Ambalapuzha station. He was produced in court and remanded.